Provost Fellows for Teaching and Learning

The Provost Fellowships for Teaching and Learning promote student retention, integration, a diversity climate, and development of the public affairs mission through a variety of means including evaluation of teaching and learning practices at Missouri State, peer consultation, the processes and outcomes of the Living-Learning Communities and Residence Life Programming, and related projects.

Provost Fellows for Teaching and Learning 2011-2012

Eric Nelson Dr. Eric Nelson

Provost Fellow for Faculty Solutions

Associate Professor,
Strong Hall 416

Keri Franklin Dr. Keri Franklin

Provost Fellow for Faculty Developemnt - Writing

Assistant Professor, English
Siceluff Hall 344

Dr. Nelson's research is in the field of early modern European history. His monograph, The Jesuits and the Monarchy: Catholic Reform and Political Authority in France, appeared in 2005. He has also edited several volumes of essays and published articles in scholarly journals including The English Historical Review and Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu.

His current research focuses on the evolution of the sacred landscape of France after the Reformation, with an article from this project entitled, The Parish in its Landscapes: Parish Pilgrimage Processions in the Archdeaconry of Blois 1500-1700 appearing in the journal French History in 2010.

Last year Dr. Nelson won the Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, the Missouri State University Foundation Award for Teaching, and the Master On-Line Course Recognition Award. He has taught in both the British and American University systems and has published resources for world history instructors. He created and implemented a learning community program at his previous university.

He plans to use his time as a Provost Fellow for Faculty Solutions to establish a GA/TA teaching certificate program on campus, assess professional development opportunities on campus for non-tenure track instructional staff and promote course transformation initiatives across campus.

Dr. Franklin’s research is in the field of writing, literacy, and teacher development. Currently, she is in the second year of a grant-funded quasi-experimental study of the impact of writing professional development on high school writing. She is the founding director of the Ozarks Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and director of the English Education program (9-12). In the past, she has held writing retreats for K-University teachers. She looks forward to monthly writing retreats for Missouri State faculty and finding ways to support writing on campus.

As Provost Fellow for Writing, Dr. Franklin will focus on four areas:

  1. Support conversations about writing on campus.
  2. Focus on helping writing happen on campus for faculty and students across all disciplines.
  3. Bring together writing resources and faculty across all departments on campus.
  4. Highlight writing of faculty and students already occurring on campus.

Dr. Franklin states: “As faculty, we all must write, and we want to improve our writing as well as that of our students. I'm looking forward to developing a dialogue about writing in all academic disciplines, and I'm excited for the chance to look at successful writing practices used at our university and other universities.”

Julie Masterson Dr. Julie J. Masterson

Provost Fellow for Faculty Development-Tenure Track

Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Professional Building 247

As Provost Fellow for Faculty Development, Julie Masterson will plan and implement a program of developmental activities for untenured faculty. She will take primary responsibility for planning the new faculty orientation at the beginning of the academic year and then develop one to two activities per month focused on topics such as grant preparation, beginning and conducting a research program, directing student research, integrating teaching-research-service activities, dealing with student behavioral issues, faculty governance, protection of human subjects and animals in research, etc.

Dr. Masterson will work with the deans, department heads, and faculty members themselves to determine needs and the best mechanisms to meet these needs. “Beginning an academic career is thrilling, but can also be daunting. Our goals for this program are not only to provide good advice and direction for managing the first few years, but also to establish a sense of community for our new faculty members. We want them to be both successful in their academic endeavors and become committed to the unique mission and strengths of Missouri State University.”


Provost Fellows for Teaching and Learning 2010-2011

Danae Hudson, Provost Fellows for Teaching and Learning

Danae L. Hudson
Associate Professor, Psychology
Hill 435

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Michael Stout, Provost Fellows for Teaching and Learning Michael D. Stout,
Assistant Professor, Sociology Anthropology Criminology STRO 471

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Provost Fellows for Teaching and Learning 2009-2010

Dr. Jim Moyer Dr. James Moyer

Department of Religious Studies

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Dr. Eric Nelson Dr. Eric Nelson

Assistant Professor
Department of History

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